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Bern's Steak House

#6 of 1,866 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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1208 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
+1 813-251-2421
Today
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was born and raised in Tampa yet had never been to Bern's steakhouse before. My coworkers decided that we should treat ourselves. I had the best steak I have ever had in my life. It is a little pricey. However, you not only get the steak you choose but you also get French onion soup, salad, baked potato, onion... More 

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Thank Heidi H
Frederick, Maryland
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dined here 20 years ago---went back 3 weeks ago---still the same-THANKFULLY ! This place lives in the 80's--dark entrance, many busy dining rooms, fixed procedures for service and the TOUR and the 2nd floor !!!! Why change excellence---TOP Grade steaks, super sides, oh, there is probably a wine you'll like on their 600,000+ wine list AND other main course choices... More 

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Thank TETSR
Richardson, Texas
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun place and great food. For a plane white building it is amazing inside. Wonderful steaks. After dinner you take a tour of the kitchen and wine room. Then go upstairs to the desert room. Each booth area is made of a cask. You will love it all.

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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're looking for a very elegant dinner experience, you need to try this place! This falls under the fine dining category. Be sure to ask to see the Wine Cellar and tour the kitchen. After that, you must go upstairs to the desert room! Eat gorgeous deserts in the comfort of your own booth!

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Thank Johnacemagic
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After trying to make reservations online a few times, I called and spoke to a reservation contact. I was told there were no reservations at any time for weeks. Because we have heard so much about the place, I was so bummed out. Then the reservation woman said we could try to come right when they open at 5:00 p.m.... More 

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Thank Sue H
North Port
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To say this restaurant is amazing, is a total understatement. Having traveled all over the United States and many places in the world in my working career, I have experienced many top flight restaurants. However, this has them all beat by a mile. I took my family, as we were celebrating 4 birthdays. The decor, service, and food were as... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well I got to try Berns. Been waiting a long time to get the Tampa to try a steak icon. The place is old, kinda cool looking, but old. The staff is very professional and helpful. But the big question I had is how is the steak. Well, it was OK, not great but Ok. We toured the place and... More 

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Thank Tom M
Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here for my wife's 40th birthday with friend .The food was fabulously and the service top notch. After we went up to the desert room another great experience,and make sure you take the kitchen tour.You won't be disappointed .

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Thank Duane M
GAINESVILLE
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bern's is one the more unique steak restaurants. Not only are the steaks great they have a separate desert area that is very good as well. Between the two you get a tour of the kitchen and the wine cellar. We throughly enjoyed our visit and have been several times. Make sure you call far ahead for a reservation. Ours... More 

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Thank MICHAEL L
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Regardless of your party, Berns is an experience on its own... pure tradition and a great culinary experience... you get to do the kitchen tour, their amazing wine room, and most certainly recommended, the desert room. You must make reservations way ahead of your visit (I mean days/weeks before).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1208 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-251-2421